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  • The Egyptian

    The Egyptian

    ★★★★★

    Nem épico, nem histórico. Curtiz é um encenador esquisito, se satisfaz observando remotamente o sensualismo solene de seu Egito alegórico. Cada cena uma ideia, de civilização, duma forma para o meio, desértico, aberto. Cada personagem um tipo, passageiro, como monumentos ressignificados pelo tempo, pelo olhar retrospectivo. Tipos que encarnam a ideia no discurso. Posturas sempre rígidas, homens estáticos perante ordens tirânicas e mutantes. O heroísmo na retórica, só a palavra assume papel de resistência. Concentrado na tangibilidade mínima que uma…

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ½

    Could've been pretty good on the hands of a director.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    As in the last Batman movie, there is at least one moment where you can see someone actually interested in cinema, almost surrendering to the instinct of making an honest B-movie. Halfway through, despite the irregularity, I believed it would at last abandon Nolan’s most annoying traits and then could end up being just a good, straightforward sci-fi blockbuster, indebted to a dozen other vastly superior works, but still… No. Nolan finally recalls that what he sells is horrible talking…

  • Djinn

    Djinn

    ★★★★★

    Just finished this translation (a bad translation, I'm afraid, my english is not the best) of a long review I wrote last year as part of a dossier on Tobe Hooper. It was intended as a follow up to an essay about the core ideas in his films, mostly The Funhouse and Poltergeist (which I want to post on the blog soon), but if you've seen those I don't think there will be any problems understanding the references. A lot…